Gauge Cluster Removal


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zvacman
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Gauge Cluster Removal

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I am going to be replacing my ignition switch this week. By the looks of things the gauge cluster has to come out. I found two screws on the front and felt maybe two more around the backside. Will these release the cluster so I can gain acces to the ignition switch?

Thanks in advance, Z


leanjoe
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Re: Gauge Cluster Removal

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those four screws hold the plastic covers in place,you still have to get at the two bolts that hold the switch to the top triple tree. PITA.
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LittleGoldy
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Now that there is some real information. How clever. Sigh. :cry:
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Skeldog
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I guess you are doing it with the fairing on- I did twice recently- after removing the windshield I was able to get it off and taking the weighted cover off the connection box below and releasing two big connectors and three small ones it's not too difficult to get out. the problem I had was getting it all tucked back in to close it up. especially after removing the voltage reducer it is a challenge getting the cluster all closed back up. I actually used tape around the cluster to hold the back on till I got the four screws in that hold the sunshade and then pull the tape off and out from under it.
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LittleGoldy
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Re: Gauge Cluster Removal

Post by LittleGoldy »

You guessed correctly skeldog. Thanks for the insight. Maybe removing the fairing would be better and less frustrating. Still working on it.


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